Breaking Glass Pictures has set a June 9 home release date for This Teacher, a 2018 drama from multi-award-winning director Mark Jackson (Without, War Story).
Starring Hafsia Herzi, Sarah Kazemy, and Lucy Walters, the film will be available on DVD and VOD.
This Teacher follows the story of a French Muslim woman (Herzi) who travels to New York City from the rough neighborhoods outside of Paris to visit a friend. When the reunion proves disastrous, she steals her friend’s credit card and identity, then disappears to a remote cabin upstate.
Deep in the woods and alone for the first time in her life, she experiences a divine revelation of an existence without borders. When she discovers she is not alone on the property, her sojourn in nature gradually descends into a terrifying study of the intolerance and suspicion she encounters and reflects back to an Islamophobic America.
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The film was selected as the closing night film at Slamdance, and was officially screened at the BendFIlm Festival, BFI London, and the LA Film Festival, where it received the U.S. Fiction Award.